On the darkest day of the year and at the darkest
part of that day, I was looking into the sky hopelessly
searching the pre-dawn dark for a canada goose I could
hear above me. The goose was flying from east to west,
calling enough that I could easily follow it's path,
even though it was unseen.
As I strained to see the goose, the sky lit for a few
seconds with the passage of a low flying meteor. Sparkling,
trailing smoke, the million year old matter grabbed my
imagination as shooting stars always do. My wish: for
another star to fall!
In a few minutes, I was in my car, headlights and tail
lights blazing my way through the dark, maybe seen only
by the occasional passerby overhead.
Happy New Year, everyone!